Four of us just came back from Sandyport and each one of us had an excellent time!
We have been going to Sandyport Beaches off and on for the past 20 years as it is our "home" timeshare resort. It has gone through some up and downs with previous management but we are pleased that they are putting significant improvements and much needed upgrades into the resort. We just returned from enjoying one week in a two bedroom (A and C unit). It was clean and well stocked. We were on the second floor of the two story unit which suited us perfectly.
The two bedroom unit consists of a master bedroom with king size bed, jacuzzi, double sink and bathroom with shower. The kitchen in this particular unit had been renovated to include stainless steel fridge, stove and microwave and granite counter. The second bedroom had two queen beds and a bathroom. Plus we had a two piece bathroom off the living/dining room. We had a lagoon / canal facing balcony where we had our morning coffee as the sun rose and then a glass of wine as the sun set. Typically in a time share one doesn't get daily maid service and often it doesn't happen at all at other resorts I've stayed in so it was nice to have our towels refreshed twice while there.
The lagoon beach/pools never seemed crowded and we were always able to get four chairs. We really enjoyed ordering our dinner from Kendra (Chef Cleveland's replacement for the week while he was on vacation) -- she went after lunch to purchase the groceries for whatever we ordered and then she cooked it up and served it outside the beach bar on the sandy shore of the lagoon at night. The four of us enjoyed the conch fritters appetizer and then fresh fish, peas and rice and salad with our bottles of wine! We also ate at the Twisted Lime, Netties and Spritz all a short walk from the resort. Getting to town on the jitney (local bus) cost of $1.25 each and provided a lot of fun. Just be careful to check BOTH ways when crossing the streets since they drive on the opposite side of the road compared to us in North America! A visit to the Fish Fry is a must. We went for lunch and it was quiet but at night the place is apparently hopping! For $5.00 I could order a dozen conch fritters.
My sister and brother in law attended the beach BBQ one evening and they really enjoyed the food. We're on a vacation and try to kick back so we're OK with the pace of service and doing things on Bahamian time.... so we were OK with the sometimes slow service or late starts to some of the scheduled events (i.e. breakfast omelette station not opened on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. as mentioned or the noon Good Friday lunch which started several hours later).
Lady Sarah, Brigitte Fernades - head housekeeper , and the rest of the staff of Sandyport bend over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed.I called over for a few items such a dishwasher soap and dish towels and they were delivered that same afternoon.
There is a very short walk to the beach which never seems crowded either. There is a lot of seaweed and refuse brought in by the tide and it would be nice if it was raked a couple of times of the day to make it cleaner but we still enjoyed our solitude with the waves and watching the cruise ships come and go. There are lounge chairs by the Beach Club restaurant which is currently undergoing renovations and will hopefully open by September. We really missed going there for our pizza meal and beautiful views.
Since we came in with the rest of the 'Saturday to Saturday" time share folks we were able to attend the Orientation meeting on Sunday morning and then take the shuttle bus to the local grocery store to stock our cupboards for the week. We tried to eat most breakfasts and lunches in the suite but did have omelettes at Da Hot Spot (pool side bar area) one morning and lots of conch fritters, fish fries for lunch.
There seems to be a lot more staff on the grounds, painting, raking, pruning etc and staff talk about further improvements to the units.
The on-site activities are basically non-existent but if you're looking for quiet and solitude with the ability to take a jitney or taxi to Cable Beach to the casino or downtown or Paradise Island for the more exciting entertainment and activities then this is the place to be!
We really like the laid back quiet and leave when we want more excitement. With Bahamar opening at Cable Beach in Dec 2014 the options will even be more exciting.
It was a great vacation. We came back rested and tanned!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandyport Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is known for its tranquility, where rest and relaxation amid the tropical landscape takes you into island time. A quiet retreat ideally located in the luxury Sandyport Marina Village approximately 3 miles away from Nassau International Airport and minutes away from Cable Beach.The resorts pastel colored villas of 72 rooms surround a marina linked by a Grand Canal to the sea. The architecture is inspired by the Georgian Colonial architecture of historic Bahamas and all rooms are appointed with modern conveniences. The Signature room, The Deluxe One Bedroom Suite, is your home away from home with full kitchen and living/dining room with queen size sofa bed separate from the master bedroom with king size bed, Jacuzzi bath and view of the canal or lagoon beach. There are multiple room types available though with everything from a Hotel bedroom, Studio, one, two or three bedroom suites.The resort includes two ocean beaches a short walk from the rooms, a lagoon beach, and three swimming pools including one large pool with a gentle sand edge. The kiddie pool has 2 fun water slides. A tennis court and half basketball court are also on-site. Wireless Internet access is free in the rooms and public areas. Guests can use a computer in the lobby with complimentary high-speed Internet access during office hours. Guests also have discounted use of a nearby fitness centre. While you may find yourself getting lost in the privacy and tranquility of the Resort itself, at Sandyport you can have the best of all worlds - be as quiet as you want, or as active as you want, with the dining and shopping options of The Sandyport Marina Village on the Resort's doorstep and a superb range of activities that can be organized through the front desk. The resort has a limited number of rooms that are handicapped accessible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandyport Beaches Hotel Nassau
- Sandyport Beach Hotel
- Sandyport Beach Nassau
- Sandyport Beaches Resort
- Sandyport Resort
- Sandyport Nassau
- Sandyport Beach Resort Bahamas/Nassau